SchwartzReport: University of California Betrays Public

Academia, Corruption

schwartz reportI have done numerous articles in SR, and written my own essays (See: An Appraisal of The Illness Profit System. on the corruption of science in the service of corporate interests. Here is the latest.

Public Research for Private Gain


In a unanimous vote last month, the Regents of the University of California created a corporate entity that, if spread to all UC campuses as some regents envision, promises to further privatize scientific research produced by taxpayer-funded laboratories. The entity, named Newco for the time being, also would block a substantial amount of UC research from being accessible to the public, and could reap big profits for corporations and investors that have ties to the well-connected businesspeople who will manage it.

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